Just saw Punxsutawney Phil hangin’ out a little too close to the blueberry bush in the backyard. Here’s a prediction for you, Phil: mess with my blueberries and you’ll be wishing for six more weeks of anything. ~ my Facebook status tonight
I’m so thrilled with how our blueberries are turning out this summer. They are fabulous. When we bought this house earlier this spring, it came with five blueberry bushes in the backyard. As we’ve established, I wasn’t anywhere near being a gardener before acquiring this house and the rather large vegetable garden that came with it. I sure as hell didn’t know the first thing about taking care of blueberry bushes.
I still don’t. So, I’ve just left the things alone, let nature do her thing, and on Wednesday I discovered that we had our first honest-to-God blueberry!
A welcome sight, too, because the same night I discovered that rabbits devoured my peas. Before that, it was the strawberries. (Those didn’t even get planted before they ate them.)
Every evening, Betty and I go out to “check on the blueberries” and bring in the harvest.
We had 10 on Wednesday.
Thursday, we had 46. Last night, 80.
I thought we’d hit 100 tonight, but we were seven short with 93.
Betty and I have been enjoying them with Frozen Vanilla Yogurt as an evening snack, sometimes topped with granola.
So, listen up, Punxsutawney Phil. Stay away from my blueberries.
‘Cause I’m looking forward to six more weeks (or whatever I can get) of these babies.
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